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Regina Nicolosi (far left) takes an oath during a U.S. citizenship ceremony in St. Paul this week. Nicolosi has lived in Red Wing since 1973.

An 'important and very wonderful moment'

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After more than 44 years of living in the United States, Regina Nicolosi officially became a U.S. citizen this week.

The 71-year-old Red Wing resident was among dozens who participated in a citizenship ceremony Wednesday at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.


"That was really powerful," Nicolosi said. There were about 45 countries represented at the ceremony, she said.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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